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Stunning shots of Skellig Michael feature in new Star Wars trailer

Star Wars – The Last Jedi is the last time the heritage site will feature in the blockbuster movie series.

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SKELLIG MICHAEL is looking pretty stunning in the latest Star Wars teaser trailer released today.

Star Wars – The Last Jedi – due for release this Christmas – is the last time the heritage site will be featured in the blockbuster movies.

Since its first appearance on the big screen, there have been increased visitor numbers to the County Kerry site, with fans keen to set foot on the set of a Star Wars movie.

Keen to cash in on the interest, Tourism Ireland is attending a four-day Star Wars fan convention in Florida this weekend in a bid to maximise the movie’s connection with Ireland and promote the Wild Atlantic Way.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records around the world in late 2015, bringing the magnificent scenery of Skellig Michael and the Wild Atlantic Way to the attention of millions of people everywhere.

“The fact that Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, due for release this December, was also shot on location along the Wild Atlantic Way is another fantastic coup for Irish tourism – and we’re absolutely delighted that the Wild Atlantic Way features so heavily in the first peek of the next episode, released today,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.

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